As most Lakland owners know by now, Lakland has stopped making their GHS-built strings readily available, though they will return repackaged, according to the Lakland Owners Group blog. Meanwhile, I have found that DR Long Necks (TMR5-45) can be used strung through the body of my 35" scale 55-01 Lakland Skyline 5er. However, I paid over $40 for a set at my local GC. Ouch. Like the Lakland/GHS strings, the bridge ends are tapered--the merits of which I cannot debate--but the amount of taper is better-suited to string-through bodies, and the length of the strings works well with 35" scale necks. I trimmed an average of 2.5 inches from each string, and still had 4 or 5 wraps on my tuner axles. There are no silk wraps. In addition, the gauge works well, though the low B is .125, whereas the Lakland/GHS medium gauge B is .128. I am not sure why, but these strings feel more flexible, and are easier for me to slap. I like them. They are apparently DR Lo Riders, but longer. Can anyone elaborate or correct this notion?